|Date of birth||5 March 1974|
|Place of birth||Görlitz, East Germany|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position(s)||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Best known for his tackling abilities, he played for three clubs during his professional career, most notably Bayern Munich which he helped to 16 titles, 12 as an important unit, in a career also marred by many injuries.
Born in Görlitz, East Germany, Jeremies joined the youth system of one of the most important clubs in the country, Dynamo Dresden, at the age of 12. As a professional, he appeared rarely over the course of two seasons, all the matches being played in 1994-95, his debut coming on 1 April 1995 in a 1-3 away loss against TSV 1860 München, as the team ended a four-stay in the Bundesliga.
Jeremies moved to TSV's city neighbours FC Bayern Munich in the summer of 1998, the club for which he would play the remainder of his career. With the Bavarians he won all of his trophies, including six leagues and three domestic cups, adding the 2000-01 edition of the UEFA Champions League to which he contributed with 12 games and three goals, including one in the 2-1 semifinal win against Real Madrid (3-1 on aggregate) - he missed the final through suspension.
After only 20 matches combined in his last two years, mainly due to constant knee problems, Jeremies retired from football at the age of 32. He appeared in 251 German top division matches during 12 seasons, scoring nine times.
Whilst at TSV Munich, Jeremies made his debut for the German national team on 15 November 1997 in a friendly against South Africa, playing the full 90 minutes in a 3-0 win in Düsseldorf. He was then picked for the squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, appearing in three games in an eventual last-eight exit; during the competition, German entertainer Harald Schmidt reverentially called him "Jens Jerenaldo".
On 31 March 1999, Jeremies scored his first and only international goal, helping to a 2-0 home win against Finland for the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifiers, which was later chosen as Goal of the Month in Germany. However, he was dropped from the national team during the buildup to the finals, after calling the Erich Ribbeck-led side "pitiful".
Jeremies was reinstated for the 2002 World Cup, even captaining the team once in a friendly after the competition, but retired from international football after Germany's group stage exit in Euro 2004 in Portugal, claiming he wanted to focus on his club duties with Bayern.
|1.||31 March 1999||easyCredit-Stadion, Nuremberg, Germany||Finland||1-0||2-0||Euro 2000 qualifying|